FOR KIDS: Cr PJ Sobhanian and Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher donate pyjamas.
FOR KIDS: Cr PJ Sobhanian and Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher donate pyjamas. Laura Mckee

Here's a good reason to wear pyjamas to work

TO MOST of us, pyjamas are clothes we've got folded in the cupboard or under our pillow.

They're an essential part of life but, for foster children moving in and out of care, they aren't always lying around.

So Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher and Gladstone councillors Matt Burnett and PJ Sobhanian are encouraging the public to donate pyjamas.

It's all part of raising awareness for the Pyjama Foundation's Pyjama Day on Friday.

Mr Butcher said although it might seem like a small gift, it would go a long way.

"We have 220 kids in foster care at the moment in Gladstone," he said.

"When they are torn away from their family life, they are sent to new homes and don't have a lot of their own stuff.

"The pyjamas are something simple that make a big difference."

Mr Butcher said the pyjamas would be given to children in Gladstone and not outside the region.

"We want to get 220 pairs - one for every kid," he said.

Mr Butcher will be in parliament on Friday but will still show his support.

"I'll ask the Premier if I can wear my pyjamas," he joked.

Cr Sobhanian said he would be wearing his red, white and blue striped pyjamas.

They both encouraged employees to wear pyjamas to work on July 17.

Donate at Mr Butcher's office, 291 Philip St or the council chambers on Goondoon St or www.thepyjamafoundation.com.



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